Monday 19 March 2018

Bolt renews his deal with Puma

Six-time Olympic sprint gold medalist Usain Bolt has renewed his endorsement contract with sportswear manufacturer Puma until after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, the company has said.

The 27-year-old reigning Olympic champion and world record-holder over 100 and 200 metres has been training and competing in Puma gear for a decade, Europe's second-largest sporting goods maker said.

Puma didn't give financial details. Last year, 'Forbes' magazine said Bolt's previous Puma deal, signed in 2010, was worth $9m (€6.7m) annually, a sum it described as "astronomical" for a track athlete.

Jamaica's Bolt, victorious over 100 and 200 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow last month, said earlier this month that he'll retire from athletics after the 2016 Olympics, although last week said he was "reconsidering" the decision.

Irish Independent

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